Please find below the amended rules and regulations of the Covid-19 Travel Policy in Qatar.

General policy:

  • Citizens and residents can travel abroad at any time, provided that the travel and return policy is adhered to.(Please check the interactive link at the end of the email to make sure you adhere to the regulation).
  • The State of Qatar has classified countries in green, yellow, and red lists according to the level of risk in each country. (Please refer to the link of countries list in the end of the email)
  • Pre-electronic registration through ( is optional for Qatari citizens and residents, however, it is still mandatory for visitors to obtain a travel permit at least (12) hours before travel, and the passengers will be required to download all official documents and present the travel permit to the airline employees (in case of traveling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of traveling through Abu Samra land port).
  • Unvaccinated citizens and residents who wish to travel abroad to a country classified as non-green are required to book hotel quarantine packages before traveling, through the Discover Qatar website ( at one of the designated quarantine hotels in Qatar.
  • Individuals wishing to travel abroad must be aware of the health measures applied in the country of arrival regarding quarantine duration and the Covid-19 certificate requirement.
  • A PCR test for travel abroad must be conducted at private healthcare facilities which were previously announced by the Ministry of Public Health.
  • A PCR test must be conducted at an approved medical center by the local Ministry of Health in the country of departure before traveling to the State of Qatar.
  • GCC citizens who have recovered from Covid-19 are required to present the original vaccination certificate (at least one dose of any of the recognized vaccines by the Ministry of Public Health- Qatar), a PCR test, as well as a certificate proving the occurrence of Covid- 19 infection.
  • Employees planning to travel abroad should coordinate with their employers on their travel and return dates taking into consideration the quarantine duration.
  • If hotel quarantine criteria apply,  the Ministry of Public Health shall cover costs of the hotel quarantine packages in Qatar for patients receiving their treatment abroad with their official escorts ( with written approval from the Medical Committee for Treatment Abroad of the Ministry of Public Health ) at the expense of the state of Qatar. The employers shall cover expenses of the hotel quarantine for their employees upon returning from official missions.
  • In the event of home quarantine, accommodation conditions must be appropriate, where there is a separate room with an ensuite bathroom. If the accommodation does not meet the requirements, the passenger must book a hotel quarantine package through the  “Discover Qatar” website before traveling to Qatar.
  • The immunity period for the vaccinated individuals is (12) months, starting after 14 days from the date of the second dose and the immunity period can be extended based on any new data in this regard.

Lists of approved / conditionally approved Vaccines by the Ministry of Public Health :

Approved Vaccine

Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)

Moderna (Spikefax)

AstraZeneca (Coveshield / Oxford / Vaxepheria)

Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)

Conditionally approved vaccines

Sinopharm vaccine

Travelers who are fully vaccinated with the above specified conditionally approved vaccines shall undergo antibody test upon arrival, if the result is positive, they shall be exempt from the quarantine requirements; if the result is negative, the passenger will be required to do PCR test upon arrival and must undergo quarantine based on the classification of the departure country.

  • Passengers who have taken one of the recognized vaccines must submit the original vaccination certificate, which shall include the following information:
  1. Name of the passenger and it must match the passport.
  2. Dose dates according to the type of the vaccine (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
  3. Type/name of the vaccine.
  4. A lot number of the vaccine (if any).